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    Pads for Dia Compe Centerpull Brakes

    I have a set of Dia Compe Gran Compe centerpull brakes, from the early 1980's. I believe they are the model 500. The pads that they use have a smooth post, similar to cantilever pads. I picked up a set of Kool Stop pads, with the smooth post, but the post diameter is too large.
    Does anyone know where I can get replacement pads for this brake?
    Thanks.

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    Death fork? Naaaah!! top506's Avatar
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    http://www.biketoolsetc.com/index.cgi

    They have new (or NOS) Dia Compe pads, nice and soft; I put a set on my beater last month.
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    Thanks for the link. I have (happily) dealt with LooseScrews and Harris Cyclery in the past, but is always good to know of another source for rare parts.
    "Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
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